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February, 2016

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Happy Lunar New Year!

I would like to send my Lunar New Year greetings to you all. I hope that the Year of the Monkey will bring you all success, happiness and prosperity.

Come and celebrate the New Year with us on Saturday, February 20th! Visit our community office to welcome Collingwood BIA’s Lion Dance to our office. Refreshments and snacks will be served and everyone is welcome.

Lunar New Year Gathering Adrian Dix Community Office 5022 Joyce Street 1:30 – 2:30 pm

The 43rd Chinatown Spring Festival Parade on Sunday February 14th. The parade route begins at the Millennium Gate at Keefer St and the full route can be found at the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver’s website: www.cbavancouver.ca

Lastly, we’ll be attending the Chinese New Year Luncheon at Renfrew Park Community Centre on March 4, from 12 pm to 3:30 pm.

BC Legislature Spring Session

The house will return into session on February 9th, 2016.  In the next session, we hope to raise issues such as BC Hydro and ICBC rates, seismic upgrading of schools, health care for seniors, improved housing, and safe streets.

I am always happy to hear your thoughts and ideas for legislation and would welcome any suggestions you may have for the spring session.

Norquay Village Plan Update

From September to October 2015, the City of Vancouver hosted an open house and questionnaire to gather feedback from people in the neighbourhood about the proposed zoning amendments. A public hearing was held on January 19 at City Hall and residents voiced their feedback.

For more information on this application, please visit:

http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/norquay-village-neighbourhood-centre-plan.aspx

Our community office will be closed for Family Day on February 8th. We will re-open Tuesday February 9th and very much look forward to serving our constituents upon our return. Finally, we wish you and your loved ones a great Valentine’s Day and Family Day!

January, 2016

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Happy New Year!

I’d like to wish you all a happy 2016! A sincere thanks to everyone who came to our Holiday Open House December 19th. We had a packed house and it was a pleasure to see all of you come by.

 The BC Legislature spring session starts February 9th, 2016.

Adrian is the New Democrat Official Opposition spokesperson for BC Hydro and ICBC. If you have any issues related to these topics that you would like Adrian to raise in the Legislature’s spring session, don’t hesitate to contact us by phone 604-660-0314 or send an email to adrian.dix.mla@leg.bc.ca.

Cantonese & Mandarin speaking Constituency Assistant

I am pleased to welcome our new part-time Constituency Assistant, Lucinda Yeung to our office! Ms. Yeung can read, write and speak Chinese – skills which will enhance our ability to best-serve you and our community.

Seeking Nominations for the BC Community Achievement Awards!

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to your community through a unique achievement or outstanding service – either as a volunteer or in the course of their work? Nominate them for a BC Community Achievement Awards!

Awards will be presented for significant service in any area that provides a benefit to the community, such as sports and recreation, arts and culture, environment, multiculturalism, environment, healthcare, education, civic duty, business innovation, community volunteerism, and youth or seniors’ leadership.

If you’d like to nominate a member of our community, visit www.bcachievement.com, and nominations close on January 15th, 2016.

Year of the Monkey and Lunar New Year Celebrations

February 8th 2016 is the Lunar New Year!

Join me in supporting one of the largest Lunar New Year parades in Canada on Sunday February 14th. The parade route begins at the Millennium Gate at Keefer St and the full route can be found at the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver’s website: www.cbavancouver.ca/

Closer to home, make sure not to miss the annual Collingwood BIA’s Lion Dance on Saturday February 20th! The procession will travel down Kingsway from Boundary Road to Rupert St.